ERIC Number: ED294622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jun
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A Comparative Study To Determine the Effectiveness of Adjunct Faculty in the Business Division at Fayetteville Technical Institute.
Jackson, Edward John
A study was conducted at Fayetteville Technical Institute to compare the effectiveness of full- and part-time faculty in terms of evaluations from department chairs, student evaluations, grades assigned, and class attrition. Study findings, based on evaluation results, grades, and attrition rates for 37 full-time and 47 part-time faculty employed by the Business Division, included the following: (1) students gave full-time instructors higher ratings than part-time instructors, with significant differences emerging with respect to knowledge of subject area, formal classroom presentation of material, knowledge of teaching methods, and starting classes on time; (2) on 7 of the 12 criteria used by the department chair to evaluate faculty, there were no significant differences between the ratings of full- and part-time faculty; (3) of the total chairperson ratings on all criteria, 7% of the full-time faculty and 12% of the part-time faculty were rated as not meeting job requirements; (4) on average, adjunct faculty gave slightly higher grades than full-time faculty; and (5) full-time faculty retained a higher percentage of students than part-time faculty. Evaluation forms are appended, and 57 references are listed. (EJV)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Ed.D. major applied research project, Nova University.